I busted Mallery good about the ambush over Rotterdam, figuring we Brits walked right into a Maquis trap. Britain lost some fine blokes today -- I watched three Tommies, their tethers tangled in the door, get incinerated when a slug from a Gun Tower breached their VTOL's fuel tank. Though it wasn't much better for those of us who managed to jump clear and fall into the teeth of the Chimeran defenses.
This recording exonerates the Maquis; a looping broadcast from their Intel scouts in Rotterdam warned of the defenses being erected up and down the Atlantic coastline. The broadcasts never reached England because the Chimera started jamming signals from the Gun Towers.
-- Journal Entry, 30 August, 1951 -- James Grayson